Vacation Plans Washed Away?
Try a Weekend of Music!
            The end of August is the sweetest get-away time of the year, but many of our vacation dreams were dashed by the wind and rain of Hurricane Irene.  Here’s a fun and economical getaway to make up for those good times you lost: an early fall Weekend of Music.  It’s a 200-guest retreat in rural North Jersey that features food and lodging, three big concerts, master classes, listener workshops, family activities, and lots of jam sessions in a casual and friendly atmosphere.  From Friday evening, September 30th through Sunday afternoon, October 2nd, this jam-packed event is designed to entertain lovers and makers of acoustic music.  And it’s weatherproof!!
            Performers and workshop leaders include international personalities, such as singing comedienne Christine Lavin and bluegrass/jazz guitar pioneer John Carlini, and many national and local acoustic stars. The nonprofit Folk Project’s fall “festival” is an astounding value, a Jersey treasure, and it just might make up for that vacation you spent mopping the cellar.  Day passes are also available by pre-registration only.  For information or reservations, go to or call 201-207-8696.